The Vacuousness of “Society” – Marilyn Strathern

“Taking care of a concept: anthropological reflections on the assisted society: The lecture questions both what might be taken for granted in an appeal to society and what it then means to promote it. If indeed there is no such thing, do these questions become more interesting, or less so? It is a conundrum that is best approached from a wider stage than ministerial pronouncements.” Interesting take on the possibilities of a concept being analytically worthless but still rhetorically powerful.

 

 

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